New York’s diverse South Asian immigrant communities experienced rapid, expansive growth over the last decade. But political representation has lagged behind. Fi2W blog editor Sarah Kate Kramer discussed the issue on WNYC’s The Takeaway.
Manhattan’s Chinatown lost population over the past decade. New Census figures showing the decline have added to an intense debate about the future of the historic neighborhood.
Less than fifty percent of Hispanics living in the U.S. are eligible to vote at this time, but that’s changing. New Census data points toward greater Hispanic political clout in coming years.
Dramatic increases in the Hispanic population are seen around the country, especially in the south and west.
The first round of data from the 2010 Census has been released, and it shows that immigrants, particularly Hispanics, were responsible for much of the population growth over the last decade.
Eric Fischer’s maps show where whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics live, and illustrate the degree to which American cities remain segregated along racial lines.
Community organizers and census workers are trying to ease resistance to the census among Russian immigrants in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
According to the 2000 Census, there were approximately 1.25 million people living in the United States who self-identified as Arab. But many advocates estimate the Arab American population to be three times that size—over 3.5 million.
The Census Bureau printed instructional materials in some 60 languages this year, but Mixotec, Mayan, Zapotec or any other indigenous Mexican language were not among them.
Fi2W Reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska was a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show today. She talked about what changes in NYC’s Polish community the 2010 Census will reveal.